Lebanese banks, schools shut as protesters push on

Banks and schools were closed in Lebanon on Tuesday as protesters tried to prevent employees from clocking in at state…

Banks and schools were closed in Lebanon on Tuesday as protesters tried to prevent employees from clocking in at state institutions nearly one month into an anti-graft street movement. Unprecedented protests erupted across Lebanon on October 17, demanding the ouster of a generation of politicians seen by demonstrators as inefficient and corrupt. The government stepped down on October 29 but it remains in a caretaker capacity as no overt efforts have been made to form a new one.

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